This two-day intensive workshop, comprising interactive lectures and group discussions, brings together government officials from developing Asian countries, and experts involved in financial inclusion policies and strategies in their respective countries. This workshop is jointly organized with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), from which government officials can obtain practical knowledge of policy skills and international networks.


  • To provide an overview of financial inclusion and the challenges involving financial literacy and consumer protection in developing countries.
  • To provide participants with the most up-to-date information on financial inclusion and its development in emerging Asian countries.
  • To increase the capability of officials for understanding issues related to financial literacy and consumer protection, and how they can be promoted to support financial inclusion and economic development in developing Asia.
  • To provide country-specific presentations from selected officials of participating countries.


About 15 government officials from ministries of finance, commerce, economic planning, central banks and other relevant agencies of Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Viet Nam.

Participant responsibilities

Attendance at all sessions and participation in the discussions.


  • Better understanding of financial literacy issues facing developing countries.
  • Identification of solutions to impending challenges in financial inclusion to ensure consumer protection.
  • Enhanced technical skills and knowledge by participating developing country officials for tackling country-specific issues in financial literacy and consumer protection.

How to register

By invitation only.



Time of event

9:00 - 17:30

Event Contact

  • Rillo, Aladdin D. Senior CBT Economist Capacity Building and Training ADB Institute E-mail contact form